Category Archives: kids

Children’s Hospital


I know it requires a stretch of the imagination – but here goes.  Charlie was sitting on the floor last night and he burrowed his feet into the arms of his dressing gown.  Next he tried to get up and … Continue reading

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#86 London Book Fair


As part of my MA we are encouraged to attend The London Book Fair in April. So I have booked the flight and accommodation- all I have to do now is finish the 30,000 words of my book. I also … Continue reading

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#83 Grease is the Word!!


Olivia Newton John I have never claimed to be, but I gave her a bloody good run for her money this afternoon! We downloaded some trial games for our Kinnect, and one was ‘Lets Dance’ with Fireworks from Lady Gaga, … Continue reading

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#76 Introducing pocket money


Last week I introduced pocket money. I had tried this two years ago when I was working – unmitigated disaster. I spend twice the normal amount on kids magazines, sweets and donuts. But this time I am with them all … Continue reading

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#75 Aupair Free Zone


Three months in, and our Mauritian Aupair was becoming daily more like a psychiatric patient. She had a sheet in the tumble drier for three hours – just before it over heated and blew up. When the ironing board broke, … Continue reading

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#74 Winter wonderland in Dublin


Another great day off with the kids. One of the huge benefits of redundancy is no child care issues – ever. Today we went to Winter Wonderland in Kilmainham in Dublin. We bought vouchers for all the rides when we … Continue reading

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#73 Sticker books with Granny


It’s 3 degrees outside and the heating has been on all day. Aoife is sitting on the sofa snuggled with her Granny, doing a Christmas Clothes sticker book. Now, there is the initial sticking, then later there will be movement … Continue reading

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